Flying the ICON A5

By Jack Ferns On Friday June 7th I had the pleasure of flying the ICON A5 for the first time. I’ve flown some light sport aircraft both land and sea, but the ICON is a rare bird, especially the way it handles. The wing design is built so it doesn’t completely stall, at least not […]

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Aviation and Aerospace in Oklahoma Gets Boost from Legislative Session

The legislative session has concluded, and the aviation and aerospace industry in Oklahoma benefited from several bills ensuring the viability of the state’s second largest industry. Over twenty bills were filed directly or indirectly affecting the aviation community. Among those filed were measures that would sunset exemptions to the aircraft excise tax, prohibit drones from […]

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Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Gets Record Number of Applications for Aviation and Aerospace Education Grants

Aviation and Aerospace is trending among Oklahoma students, and the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC) has emphatically been a driving force of those trends. Through summer camp programs and primary through secondary aviation education curriculum across the state, the Commission has boosted that interest through their aviation and aerospace education grant program. Last year, 25 organizations […]

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North Dakota Awards $3.5 Million for Airport Infrastructure Grants

On June 6th the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission finalized approximately $3.5 million in infrastructure grant allocations to multiple public airports throughout the state.  There were 165 individual projects that received grant awards at 58 different public-use airports throughout the state. Additionally, the Aeronautics Commission also provided aviation education grants as follows: $7,930 to the Dakota […]

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